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Are Florida Uber Drivers Getting a Fair Shake?

July 11, 2017 - 8:00am

Florida lawmakers could find themselves face to face with a familiar piece of legislation in the not-too-distant future -- and maybe the sooner the better.

Florida Leaps over Texas: 4th to 2nd in Airline Passengers

July 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

Visit Florida's successes are adding up. I hope you're not still doubting it.

Absence of White House Spanish-Language Website Frightens Some Residents

July 7, 2017 - 6:00am

Miami hairstylist Lilia Torres walks three houses down every morning before work to check on her mother, Maria Fernandes. She worries about her.

State Hits It Big By Settling Gaming Differences with Seminole Tribe

July 6, 2017 - 6:00am
Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood

The Seminole Tribe of Florida gets to keep dealing blackjack, racinos will be ordered to fold their banked card games and the state can tap into at least $200 million in payments from the Tribe under a surprise deal announced late Wednesday between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Seminoles.

A Nanny-Stater Rick Scott Is Not: Veto on Lottery Ticket Warnings Proves It

July 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Rick Scott hit the nail on the head last week when he vetoed House Bill 937, a glaring piece of hypocrisy that would have forced already highly regulated lottery tickets and promotional material to display problem-gambling warnings.

This from a Legislature up to its eyeballs in members happy to talk about their fantasy sports habits.

From a Senate leadership that tried two years in a row to expand gambling by allowing parimutels to kill horse and dog racing in favor of slots-only venues in eight Florida counties.

Bad Law: Allowing Lawmakers to Work for Firms that Lobby the Legislature

June 30, 2017 - 10:30am

Senate President Joe Negron is hardly the first legislator to practice law for a firm with business before the Florida Legislature. 

SFWMD and Army Corps Take Emergency Action to Deal with Flooded Everglades

June 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

South Florida Water Management District staff were in emergency-operations mode Wednesday to control severely flooded Everglades water conservation areas (WCAs) and relieve inundated stormwater treatment areas (STAs).

Why Shouldn't Corcoran and Oliva Huddle with the Kochs?

June 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Richard Corcoran and Jose Oliva

With all its money, couldn't the shadowy, liberal activist group Florida Strong produce a more truthful, higher class Internet ad about the Koch brothers and Florida's House leaders than something that flashes years-old financial documents, dark photos of smokestacks and completely unsubstantiated sound bites?

Nobody Can Guarantee Andrew Gillum Will Avoid Investigation

June 26, 2017 - 2:45pm

Odd to see Andrew Gillum and Donald Trump -- Democrat and Republican, Tallahassee mayor and U.S. president -- paddling the same, or similar, canoes.

Scott Heading to D.C. to Make Obamacare Replacement Florida-Friendly

June 23, 2017 - 5:45pm

Gov. Rick Scott, who probably understands the American healthcare industry as well as anyone in Washington, will dive into next week's Senate debates on the Republicans' proposed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.



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